There are a number of TV shows that I watch. Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Supernatural, Being Human, Criminal Minds, True Blood, 666 Park Ave(which is now cancelled. At the top of the list is the Sons of Anarchy(them my boys). The Wire is and will always be the best show on TV, but I digress. One show that has captured my attention is Scandal. I like to call it a love story with political background. Here is the official take on the show:
Everyone has a secret… and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping those secrets under wraps. Revered and feared at the same time, Olivia, a former communications director to the President of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. She is hoping to start a new chapter in her life—both professionally and personally—but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her dysfunctional staff, who specialize in fixing other people’s lives, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand-their own. The creator and executive producers of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice delve into the behind-the-scenes machinations of a mesmerizing top crisis manager in ABC’s highly anticipated new drama, Scandal.
Olivia’s accomplished staff, who would follow her anywhere and do whatever it takes to save someone’s reputation, include Harrison Wright, a slick litigator; Huck, hacker extraordinaire; investigator Abby Whelan, don’t let that smile and red hair fool you, she’s as sharp as they come; and Quinn Perkins, the new young woman in the office who is in awe of Olivia, but is initiated in a trial by fire on her very first day on the job.
As Olivia Pope and Associates fights for the reputations and sometimes lives of their clients, Olivia’s former boss, President Fitzgerald Grant, the First Lady Millicent Grant, the President’s Chief of Staff, Cyrus Beene, and the Assistant State Attorney David Rosen are never far from her beat. Her clients aren’t the only ones with secrets, though; surprisingly, she may need to exercise all her damage control skills on her own behalf.
I have been watching this show since it started. Though I have missed a few episodes(I am now caught up thanks to on demand). I fall more in love with this show. This last episode had me in tears when they release Huck. He sat down to eat. The only thing said was” welcome back”. I have watched the President and Olivia Pope play out a love story that would rival anything today, including Twilight. Both of the actors play their parts beautifully. You can feel their passion, need, love, longing. They ache for each other. Gives me chills. All of the actors are well-developed. One of my favorite is the Chief of Staff, Cyrus Beene, played by Jeff Perry. He eats up the screen with heat and intensity. You root for him even when he is being bad.
If you are not watching this show, you should be. You can catch and be caught in the scandal like the rest of us. As the season progresses, I will posting about this show and some of my other favorites. Please touch that dial and start watching Scandal. You will thank me later.